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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau coming to Vancouver for sustainability summit in March

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 09, 2016 1:52 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is preparing to make his second trip to Vancouver since his election in October to be the keynote speaker at GLOBE 2016.


The international summit that focuses on innovation and sustainability runs from March 2 to 4, and Trudeau will speak on plans to invest in clean growth for a “low-carbon economy.”

The future belongs to countries and businesses that become leaders of clean technologies, innovation, and sustainability. Canada is building the partnerships and making the investments necessary to take advantage of the growing opportunities in these markets,” Trudeau said in a statement.

This year’s GLOBE theme is “Business Innovation for the Planet,” and it will bring together 2,000 businesses from more than 50 different countries to develop sustainable practices.

This summit follows the climate talks in Paris last month that saw 195 countries reach agreements to address climate change.

The last time Trudeau was in Vancouver was to visit City Hall and Mayor Gregor Robertson back in December. He was the first sitting prime minister to do so since his father did more than 40 years ago.

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